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God’s Lone Country – our new film about rural poverty 

Farmers who can’t afford to eat the food they produce. Local people who can’t afford to live in their own villages. 

Transport networks which isolate communities. Set in the beautiful backdrop of the Peak District National Park, God’s Lone Country is a 12-minute film which tells the stories of three people struggling in our countryside on low incomes, with poor access to affordable housing and public services, and reveals the tougher realities of life in rural Britain.

Produced for FFCC by Anna Jones at Together TV, narrated by Kate Beavan.

Preview: God’s Lone Country

Farmers who can’t afford to eat the food they produce. Local people who can’t afford to live in their own villages. 

Transport networks which isolate communities. Set in the beautiful backdrop of the Peak District National Park, God’s Lone Country is a 12-minute film which tells the stories of three people struggling in our countryside on low incomes, with poor access to affordable housing and public services, and reveals the tougher realities of life in rural Britain.

Produced for FFCC by Anna Jones at Together TV, narrated by Kate Beavan.

A Sustainable Future for Food, Health & Planet?

The EAT-Lancet London event co-hosted by the Food, Farming & Countryside Commission & City University Centre for Food Policy Food Thinkers Seminars on 20th February 2019.

Pannellists: Dr Sandro Demaio (EAT), Prof. Tim Lang (City University Centre for Food Policy), Helen Browning (Soil Association), Baroness Rosie BoycottAlison Tedstone (Public Health England), and Dr Marco Springmann (University of Oxford), chaired by Sue Pritchard (Food, Farming & Countryside Commission) with closing remarks from Corinna Hawkes (City University Centre for Food Policy).

Our Common Ground Launch Event

The Food, Farming & Countryside Commission launched its progress report 'Our Common Ground' on 25th October 2018 at RSA House. Watch the event in full, with an introduction from Chair Sir Ian Cheshire followed by a panel discussion with Commissioners. 

Food, Farming & Countryside Commission Launch Event

The RSA Food, Farming & Countryside Commission launch event on November 1st 2017. 

As the UK government makes preparations to leave the European Union, this independent Commission, funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, is a unique and important opportunity to engage the voices of citizens, communities, businesses, academics and advocates in shaping the direction of food, farming and countryside policies.

Michael Pollan on Cooking

Can you really have your cake and eat it? According to Michael Pollan, you can. In this fun RSA Short, Pollan explains how to eat well by following one simple rule without the need for fad diets or deprivation. Michael Pollan is an award-winning food writer whose books include, "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation", "In Defense of Food" and "The Omnivore's Dilemma"

George the Poet on Climate Change

What will it take to make us act on climate change? BRIT-nominated wordsmith ‘George the Poet’ issues a compelling call to action in this powerful new poem. Words brought to life via the stunning imagery of illustrator Katie Halil (AKA @WhatKatieDrew) 

Food Rules for Healthy People and Planet (Runner-up - RSA / Nominet Trust Short Film Competition)

This film was the winning entry in the RSA / Nominet Trust Film Competition Award 2012. It was from this competition that the RSA Shorts series was born. The animation was created by Marija Jacimovic and Benoit Detalle and uses an excerpt from a speech given by Michael Pollan at the RSA in 2010.

Food Rules for Healthy People and Planet (Winner - RSA / Nominet Trust Short Film Competition)

This film was the winning entry in the RSA / Nominet Trust Film Competition Award 2012.It was from this competition that the RSA Shorts series was born.

The animation was created by Marija Jacimovic and Benoit Detalle and uses an excerpt from a speech given by Michael Pollan at the RSA in 2010.